Developers have taken less than a month to make it possible to run Windows XP on an Intel-based Mac.

The WinXPOnMac contest has been declared officially over on the competition website, with the developer responsible expected to receive the hefty $13, 854 prize fund, itself donated by the online community.

A note on the site reads: "The contest has been won - updates to follow shortly."

It also confirms a plan to maintain and develop the code that allows Mac users to run Windows XP: "All further donations will go into an account to sustain the open source project that will be launched with the initial solution."

The competition required the winning entry to be capable of booting Windows XP on an Intel Mac. It also required that both Mac and Windows must coexist on the machine, with users being offered a choice of which OS to launch when they start their Mac up.

Engadget has a link to a video (7.7MB) that claims to show the dual-boot Mac starting-up.

Reports state that the solution will work on all presently available Intel Macs.

The full solution should be revealed "later".